Today the Nobel Women’s Initiative and the Women’s League of Burma launched the report for the International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women of Burma.
The Tribunal–which took place in New York on March 2, 2010–was a catalyst for action on the situation in Burma. The Tribunal featured testimony from twelve women of Burma. The report includes findings and recommendations aimed at the international community, the Burmese regime and civil society.
Elections are to be held some time in 2010, and it is widely expected that they will be neither free nor fair. Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democarcy, has chosen to disband rather than be subject to unjust election laws. It is a crucial time for policy-makers, UN officials, activists and academics around the world to unite and take action for the people of Burma.
The report will inform and motivate international action in Burma. The judges at the Tribunal included Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Willams and Shirin Ebadi, along with human rights experts Vitit Muntarbhorn and Heisoo Shin.
Read the full report.
Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party disbands in Burma, The Washington Post, 7 May 2010.
Burmese PM and cabinet resign to stand as civilians in election, The Guardian, 27 April 2010.